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G. Niblock on the L41 TipSUP Noserider. Photo: J. Chandler

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

New South Swell Too Steep for the Southside

Wednesday August 25, 2010

I had hopes of better waves for today as a new south swell filled in early this morning. But the swell angle was too steep for the southside and with the exception of a few waves in a few sets, it was small and gutless.

Yesterday's high temperatures were record breaking in more places than here. It was the hottest August high temperature since the NWS has been keeping records at my place. But Shawn and I and the girls took a fun hike on the coastal road bluffs in cool, sunny and windy conditions. Temp at my house 95, temp on the bluffs, 65...very nice.

It cooled significantly this morning with the advent of a light southwesterly wind. But the sea surface was glassy and smooth. I surfed the SIMSUP for over two hours. The waiting was long in between the inconsistent sets. But the weather was still good and the water is warm. It was just good to be out in the clear morning sunrise. By afternoon the fog started cranking in, so much so that you could barely see the line-ups at some locations. Also, the steep angled southie was making it into the northside, and that's where the waves were today.

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